Browsing articles tagged with " community"

Invitations, Opportunities, Introductions

Jun 1, 2017   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly, Messages  //  Comments Off on Invitations, Opportunities, Introductions

Local church communities form because of common lived experience, common ideals and a common locale. Over the years some stay exactly as they began as generations of families come faithfully through the same doors, sit in the same pews surrounded by the same people doing the same things year after year. Other communities morph as the neighborhood Read more >>

What’s Going On? Yeah Tell Me What’s Going On

Mar 1, 2016   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Andy  //  Comments Off on What’s Going On? Yeah Tell Me What’s Going On

You might recognize those words from Marvin Gaye’s 1971 recording of the same name. That song addressed the social unrest of that time and Gaye’s plea was that “we’ve got to find a way to bring some lovin’ here today.” I guess the more things change the more they stay the same. After all, we can never have Read more >>

Your Heart For Community

May 1, 2015   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Eddie  //  Comments Off on Your Heart For Community

Be sincere in your love for others. Hate everything that is evil and hold tight to everything that is good. Love each other as brothers and sisters and honor others more than you do yourself. – Romans 12: 9-10 (Common English Version)

Hope is here. Love is here.  Family is here.

These words are just some of the ways that you as a congregation talk about being a faithful community that loves God and welcomes the neighbor. I have Read more >>

YES, I Believe That

Jan 1, 2015   //   by OfficeAdmin   //   From Pastor Kelly  //  Comments Off on YES, I Believe That

YES, I Believe That

“Hope IS here! Love IS here! and Family IS here!”

I cast this phrase as a vision a year ago. We were ending a year of anniversary celebrations that took us back through so much good work and shared ministry and our advent liturgy prompted this phrase week after week and just seemed to reflect who we are as a community moving forward. So, I put it out there with hope that what I felt I saw our community to be would be lived out in the days ahead. Yep! This year, in review, has been blessed with many hopeful, loving and family affirming experiences!

Through the many weddings, funerals, the monthly meetings and special events we have been hopeful, loving and family to one another and to our community. Through our Read more >>

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